Dordt College News

Dordt to host flute, piano recital

January 31, 2005

A flute and piano recital featuring two Dordt College juniors, Ruth Lynch and Carrie Spronk, will be held Friday, Feb. 11, 3 p.m. at the B.J. Haan Auditorium on the campus of Dordt College. Ruth Lynch

Ruth Lynch majors in flute performance/pedagogy, with a minor in elementary special education. She is the daughter of Walter and Karen Lynch, Spokane, WA. She is currently first chair flute in the Dordt College Concert Band. Previous awards and recognition include a first place in Spokane’s Music Fest Northwest in 2001; participation in master classes and Iowa All-State Collegiate Band in 2002. Lynch’s instructor is Stephanie Kocher.

Lynch has selected twentieth century compositions by composers from around the world for her portion of the recital. They include “Sonatine” by Gaubert (French), a movement of a flute concerto by Avidom (Israeli), “Poem” by Griffes (American) and two guitar-accompanied movements from “History of the Tango” by Piazzola (Argentina). Carrie Spronk

Carrie Spronk is an organ performance major at Dordt College, with a minor in church music. The daughter of Harlan and Diane Spronk, Edgerton, MN, she is accompanist for the Dordt College Concert Choir and has presented organ and piano recitals previously at Dordt and elsewhere.

Spronk has selected a wide variety of repertoire for her program, ranging from Seventeenth to Twentieth Century composers. Among her favorite composers is Chopin, whose “Polonaise in A-Flat Major Op.53” will be included in the recital. Spronk’s current instructor is Lisa Duitman.

This event is free and open to the public.

Dordt College is a Christian liberal arts college located in Sioux Center, Iowa, with more than 300 U.S. and international students participating in ensembles, including four choral groups, two orchestras and three bands. Music scholarships are available to qualified students.

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